kakorama: a ride into the past


January 30th, 1946...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Craig Rice

(TIME Cover: January the 28th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 30th of January:

133 - Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1841 - Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
1882 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd. President of the United States (d. 1945)
1894 - King Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
1927 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
1941 - Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States
1951 - Phil Collins, English musician
1962 - Abdullah II of Jordan
1968 - Prince Felipe of Spain

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1946

Hermann Joseph Muller

for the discovery of the production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives
directed by William Wyler
with Fredric March (Al Stephenson) and Harold Russell (Homer Parrish)

Designed in 1946

The Radio - Walnut and bakelite
by Charles Eames


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